Category Archives: Disney

Is Universal Rolling Out Attractions With Terrible Intellectual Properties?

Theme Park University reader Adam writes in, “Hey! Love your website. All of your attraction information on Universal is really interesting. I personally think that a show based on the Bourne franchise and Nintendo attractions are terrible ideas. Bourne isn’t that popular and Nintendo is kind of dated. It just seems like a terrible decision.

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Does Disney’s Paper Straw Policy Violate The American Disabilities Act?

Disney Parks new paper straw policy has drawn a lot of attention from online fan groups. When the company announced they would be eliminating plastic straws from their parks in 2018, the reaction was mixed. Heated debates starting popping up on all sides of the argument and are still going on. One of the reasons

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Why Did Disney Ban Smoking From Their Parks? We Have A Theory

On March 28, 2019, Disney Parks and Resorts dropped a bit of a bombshell with new rules and regulations at all of their parks within the United States. Among them is a rule ensuring strollers are ” no larger than 31″ (79cm) wide and 52″ (132cm) long.” In addition, wagons of any kind (plus stroller

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BREAKING: Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge Opening Date at Disneyland on May 31 and Disney World Aug. 29, 2019

Who’s ready to make a reservation to enter Galaxy’s Edge? Not to mention all of the attractions won’t be ready for the opening date! Let us explain. During the 2019 Walt Disney Company annual shareholder meeting, Bob Iger announced the much-anticipated opening date for the largest expansion within Disney Parks to date. Star Wars Galaxy’s

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“Walt’s Frozen Head” Going To Be Available for Online Streaming March 14

I get this question quite often. “When is that movie that was shot at Disney World about Walt’s frozen head going to be available for the public to watch?” Well, I am here to tell you, March 14 is going to be your lucky day. “The Further Adventures of Walt’s Frozen Head” was shot under

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Epcot To Modify Wonders of Life Pavillion To Look Like Something Out of 2001 Spielberg Film “Artifical Intelligence”

After being used for mostly seasonal events over the years, Wonders of Life is finally getting a major renovation to become a year-round attraction again. The yet-to-be-named attraction will be Disney’s first “play pavilion” featuring interactive attractions. From the press release: This new space will be devoted to playful fun and feature an innovative city

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Trump Banner Guy Who Was Banned From Walt Disney World Now Banned From Disneyland

You remember the guy who waved “Trump 2020” banners around Walt Disney World and was eventually banned? His name is Dion Cini and he has a unique claim to fame. He’s banned from Disney parks on both coasts in America. You may recall in September 2018 when Cini unfurled this gigantic “Trump 2020” banner atop

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In Defense of Theme Park Maintenance (And Hippos)

Are you furious every time you visit a theme park because things are constantly broken? Some items for weeks, months or years? Do you think theme park maintenance is a joke and you’re the only one who cares? Then today’s article is for you! We are going to dig in on theme park maintenance, guest

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Martin Smith Pays Tribute to World Showcase Pavilions

It’s been a while since we have covered the latest Martin Smith videos here at Theme Park University. In case you missed it, Smith has been meticulously documenting the history of Epcot World Showcase pavilions for the last few months. With his latest focusing on Canada, France and China, let’s dig in! As always, I

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5 Reasons Why The Buzzy Animatronic Story Is Totally Bizarre

By now, you’ve probably heard the news about the Buzzy Animatronic at Epcot’s former Wonders of Life pavilion. If not, here’s a brief rundown.  Just before Christmas 2018, rumor was the Buzzy Animatronic at the former Cranium Command attraction had been stolen entirely. The Disney Twitter/message board community lit up with hashtags of #findbuzzy everywhere.

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